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About Karen H. Beard

My current research spans a broad range of topics but primarily focuses on species interactions and subsequent impacts on ecosystem processes, especially involving issues of invasive species and climate change. Currently I have research in Hawaii, Alaska, South Africa, Brazil, and Utah on questions related to impacts of invasives, climate change effects on plant-herbivore and plant-plant interactions, habitat fragmentation, and restoration efforts. I work with a wide range of taxa from amphibians to birds to plants. The ultimate goal of my research is to improve management decisions about non-native species and how to manage in the face of global change.

Positions

Present Associate Professor, Utah State University Wildland Resources
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Present Ecology Center Faculty Associate, Utah State University Biology
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • Principal Investigator Award, NSF Polar Programs (2013-17)
  • USGS Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis, panel member (2010-11)
  • USU College of Natural Resources Researcher of the Year (2006)

Courses

  • WILD 4600 Conservation Biology
  • WILD 6720/7720 Advanced Conservation Biology
  • WILD 6900 Invasion Ecology


Contact Information

Department of Wildland Resources and Ecology Center, College of Natural Resources, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322-5230, U.S.A.
Phone 435-797-8220 Fax 435.797.3796

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